Tick tips everyone should know
While you and your team share a heartfelt interest in the well-being of your patients and their owners, it’s also important to realize that your clinic’s parasite prevention program can have a greater impact on society. dvm360 experts emphasize that parasites in the environment can infect people who don’t own pets if clients don’t responsibly handle their pets' waste or stay current with prevention programs.
Most pet owners are good people who want to do the right thing. Good people given good information will make the right choices for themselves and for their pets. You and your veterinary team are there to facilitate the conversation and guide the educational process for all involved.
Use the "7 things everyone should know about ticks" handout to help explain the some of the myths surrounding ticks and tips for clients to help protect themselves and their loved ones.
And have the "10 steps to prevent zoonotic diseases" handout on hand to offer 10 action steps clients can take to make sure zoonotic diseases aren't an issue for their households.